THE police of yester-year made a surprise appearance at a Harrow police station.
Three vintage squad cars went on display at the Pinner police station open day on Saturday while officers dressed in the uniforms worn over the past two centuries.
Visitors got to take a look at the cells and met local safer neighbourhood teams. Inspector Dave Burgum said: "We wanted to open the doors to the public and give them a flavour of the station.
"But we also wanted to show some of the history of the place, which has to be one of the oldest working stations in the Met. We had some 1940s uniforms and an officer from Hillingdon restored three cars from the 30s, 40s and 50s and brought them along."
Mayor of Harrow John Nickolay paid a visit and received a bike-riding lesson.
The only person missing was the infamous ghost who is said to haunt the station. Inspector Burgum said he himself had heard the ghost on more than one occasion since starting at Pinner a year-and-a-half ago.